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A plan is only perfect on paper – once started, real life gets in the way. Mining is no exception – even the most optimal schedule will change once the shift is underway. Whether it’s a shortage of materials, equipment breakdowns, or unexpected geology, issues during the shift need to be identified and resolved.
, we introduced the concept of short interval control for mining. The first step, knowing what’s actually happened (look back) means having the data you need in a time-frame that allows you to then look forward and implement in the next interval.
In our next blog post (#3), we’ll look at short-term scheduling, the next step in the broader solution for short interval control.